The entries for Vision-X VP Awards have been reviewed by the best from the eyewear industry… as everyone now waits for the voting process to begin on October 1st
The Vision-X VP Awards are off to a flying start…
It’s not just the entries that have poured in from different parts of the world, hoping to be nominated and ultimately voted to be the best in their category, but even the Jury Nomination Event on September 11, 2014 was a unique event.
The heads of the 6 pillars of optical retailing in the Middle East met to choose what they thought were deserving entries for the voting process.
It was a fantastic gathering, to say the least, and one that ensured that all the products were being reviewed by the best in the industry and by those who truly understand the criteria on which a product should be assessed. Of course, the unique algorithm that VisionPlus Magazine has created ensures that every product gets its points based on criteria that are unique to the particular category.
So yes, to cut the story short, the nominations have been done and will soon be announced! The voting starts on October 1st, 2014 and continues till November 15th, 2014.
The winners will be announced on November 25th at the Vision-X VP Awards 2014 hosted by Vision X. Get ready to witness a unique event that’s going to make the Middle East a part of a revolution.
We list the names of the jury members in alphabetical order below:
Al Jaber Optical
A leading optical and eyewear company in the UAE, operating over 35 shops with plans of further expansion, Al Jaber Optical offers quality vision-care products, fashionable eyewear and optical frames, prescriptive and stylish contact lenses, optical accessories as well as providing services such as specialised eye testing and vision prescriptions. They represent brand such as Cartier, Bvlgari, Burberry, Vogue, Chanel and Arnette.
Mr Saleh Al Shawa represented Al Jaber Optical at the event.
Hassan’s Optician Co
With over 40 stores throughout Kuwait and 60 years’ experience in the industry, Hassan’s is a well-established and reputed name in the field of eye-care and optics.Leading brands and purveyors of avant-garde eyewear such as Mont Blanc, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Chopard and Oakley are all present within the stores of Hassan’s Optician Company.
Mr Kian Saadat represented Hassan’s.
Located throughout the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa, Magrabi Optical’s stores provide quality optical care to customers along with a selection of the world’s finest prescription spectacles and sunglasses from brands such as Chanel, Cartier, Mont Blanc, Prada, Porsche Design, Bvlgari, Tom Ford and Ray-Ban, in addition to a range of exclusive brands such as Airlite, Sama and TEMPO.
Mr Saeed Emam and Mr Khaled Mahmoud represented Magrabi Opticals.
Operating in the UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain, Rivoli has been synonymous with luxury lifestyle retail and operate EyeZone, a chain of premium eyewear stores that feature brands such as Cartier, Montblanc, Bvlgari, Italia Independent, Tod’s, Tom Ford, Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Porsche Design, Prada, D&G, Ray-Ban, Maui Jim, and Oakley to name a few.
Mr Uday Shrikantiya and Mr Avinash Dudeja represented Rivoli EyeZone.
Saudi Optic House
Saudi Optic House has 7 stores across Saudi Arabia. It has been a pioneer in introducing the latest technology in lens production and coating labs, including the first free-form lab in the Middle East. In partnership with the government, the SOH Group has led the development of the ophthalmic sector by establishing several specialised eye hospitals and over 350 specialised clinics. It has also organised the first accredited training programme in the ophthalmic field as well as the first optical fair in the region.
Mr Mamdoh Rouhani represented Saudi Optic House.
Spread across the Middle East with over 80 state-of-the-art showrooms, Yateem Opticians offer services of experienced optometrists, quality ophthalmic lenses and a plethora of international eyewear brands such as Persol, Oakley, Burberry, Police, DKNY and Miu Miu.
Mr Ali Yateem and Mr Mathews Jacob represented Yateem Opticians.